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Mystic River Bridge (Oldest)

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Mystic River Bridge (Oldest)

Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in July 2016

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BH Photo #359385

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Description 

This iron bascule drawbridge was constructed in 1854 is a temporary bridge which carries trolleys and pedestrian traffic from Gilbert Block to former Cottrell Lumber Company which is Mystic River Park

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stringer bridge over Mystic River on Trolley
Location
Mystic River, New London County, Connecticut
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1854; replaced 1866
Design
Stringer/iron bascule draw
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.35488, -71.96852   (decimal degrees)
41°21'18" N, 71°58'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/251672/4582406 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 72929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2016: Updated by Douglas Butler: Mystic River Historical Society old drawbridge
  • July 26, 2016: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler